Want to help protect the climate by utilising and building on your existing skills or interests? Then you might be interested in one of our Climate Action volunteer roles.

11 Nov 2020

We need volunteers to support the work of over 200 Climate Action groups around the country. Can you lend your skills to help activists feel confident, and enable groups to thrive?

By supporting the Climate Action network through a volunteer role, online or by providing direct 1-2-1 support, you’ll be helping to strengthen a growing network taking action on climate.

Our volunteer roles are in:

  • the Climate Action Northern Ireland Team
  • the Climate Action Digital Team
  • the Climate Action welcome Team

Join the Climate Action Northern Ireland Team

Want to help people get active to prevent climate breakdown? Interested in using your skills to help build a strong climate action movement in Northern Ireland? Have a few hours a week available? Then this is the role for you!

The Northern Ireland Climate Action Volunteer will help our team in Northern Ireland to scope out and support the formation of new Climate Action Groups as well as produce support materials for existing groups.

You’ll help build our network by identifying and approaching pre-existing community groups and activists and inviting them to join our movement, as well as helping form new groups. You’ll also help with creating a strong and resilient movement by working with the Activism and Community Campaigns Officer to source and develop training for our Climate Action Groups and the wider movement where appropriate.

Is this for you?

We know that there are tons of volunteer roles out there so we want to make sure this is a good match for you. Here are some questions to help you think about whether this is the right fit:

Can you commit to volunteering for at least 8 hours a month? We are happy to be flexible around your schedule if we think you’re the right fit for this role however.

Do you interact well with others? You'll need a genuine interest in helping people take climate action, and be up for taking time to talk to individuals as well as talking to groups of people.

Do you have a reliable internet connection? Due to the current government restrictions much of your work will be online. It’s likely you’ll need to hold your meetings online and so will need a reliable internet connection for this.

What you’ll get:

As well as getting your teeth into a volunteer role with purpose, we’ll help you out by:

  • Teaching you how to use online tools such as Zoom and Slack, giving you tips and encouragement on facilitation of group spaces.
  • Connecting you to a network of climate activists so you can share tips and expertise.
  • Providing you with information about upcoming trainings and opportunities for you to refresh or build on your skills.
  • On-going support from Lynda, our Northern Ireland Activism and Community Campaigns Officer.

Intake date

The deadline for applying is 13 December 2020.

Join the Climate Action Welcome Team

Please note: we're not currently actively recruiting for the Welcome Team. If you're interested in this role please complete the application form via the "apply now" button below and we'll keep your details so we can contact you when we're training up new members of the team.

Want to help people get active to prevent climate breakdown? Good at using simple digital tools to communicate? Have up to 3 hours a month available?

The Climate Action Welcome Team welcomes newcomers to the Climate Action campaign, giving them the information, tools and resources to make change happen.

We also play a key role in making newcomers feel welcome and appreciated in our network.

Help induct new climate activists into the campaign by:

  • hosting up to 1 evening webinar a month from the comfort of your own home
  • checking in on new activists online, helping them feel supported and able to take their next steps towards community campaigning.

Join the welcome team and, after taking part in 2 simple short online training sessions, you’ll be off helping others to take climate action. We’ll provide ongoing support and resources to help you too.

The Training

To join the Welcome team you'll join Fin, Welcome Team leader, for a 90 minute long webinar where he’ll explain the Welcome team’s purpose in greater detail, answer any questions you have, and walk you through the steps involved in being a Welcome volunteer.

Following that, you’ll be invited to join a staff-led Welcome webinar so you can watch someone else delivering the content you’ll be delivering, before putting it all into practice yourself.

Is this for you?

We know that there are loads of volunteer roles out there so we want to help make sure this is a good match for you. Here are some questions to help you think about whether this is the right fit:

  • You can commit to volunteering for up to 3 hours per month from home.
  • We’d ideally like you to be able to host at least one 75 minute long Welcome Webinar per month and, on top of this, you’ll need a bit of time to prepare for your webinar and to spend following up with new activists.
  • You’re friendly, with a genuine interest in helping people take climate action, and you’re up for talking to groups of people.
  • You’ll enjoy talking to people and be motivated by the idea of helping them take action! And, as you’ll be achieving this by talking to groups online, you’ll be happy talking to new people!
  • You’re keen to learn how to use new digital tools to help build the community. Using digital tools is vital for this role as it will all be based online so, if you don’t already use them, you’ll need to be happy to learn to use a couple of different tools (including Zoom and Slack) to communicate with new activists *and us).
  • You have a reliable internet connection! You'll need to be able to host an online webinar to perform this role so, crucially, you need to know that your connection isn’t likely to drop out part way through.
  • You can make the 2 training dates for this role

What you’ll get:

As well as getting your teeth into a volunteer role with purpose, we’ll help you out by:

  • Teaching you how to use online tools such as Zoom and Slack, giving you tips and encouragement on facilitation of group spaces.
  • Connecting you to a network of similarly trained volunteers so you can share tips and expertise.
  • Providing you with information about upcoming training and opportunities for you to refresh or build on your skills.
  • On-going support from Fin, your team leader, via our Digital communications platform, Slack.

Application dates

Applications for recruitment to the Welcome team were accepted back in February 2020. If you apply now – with your permission – we’ll keep your details so we can contact you when we are next training up new members of the team.

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